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Unit information: Engineering Design for Wind and Marine Power in 2021/22

Unit name Engineering Design for Wind and Marine Power
Unit code AENGM3102
Credit points 10
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Dr. Harper
Open unit status Not open

This unit is available without pre-requisites to all Faculty of Engineering undergraduate students studying for a Masters-level qualification (course restrictions permitting).



School/department Department of Aerospace Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Description including Unit Aims

This unit provides students with an advanced knowledge of wind and tidal energy systems. A key aspect of the course is the high level of expert industrial input, which will give students exposure to commercial knowledge and experience.

The unit’s lectures cover technical theory combined with industry case studies to demonstrate its practical application. The main aims of this unit are:

  • To develop an advanced understanding of the design of wind and tidal energy systems, including technical, economic and environmental issues.
  • To gain experience of using industry-standard methods to aid the design and analysis of wind/tidal turbine devices

Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the unit the student should be able to:

  • Apply industry-standard methods to analyse the behaviour of wind/tidal turbine devices.
  • Evaluate design options for wind/tidal energy devices with respect to the technical, economic and environmental factors influencing an optimised solution.
  • Present and explain analysis results and conclusions/recommendations in the form of a professional written report.

Teaching Information

Teaching will be delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions, which may include lectures, practical activities supported by drop-in sessions, problem sheets and self-directed exercises.

Assessment Information

An individual report focused on the design/analysis of wind and marine energy devices/systems (100%).


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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

See the Faculty workload statement relating to this unit for more information.

The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. If you have self-certificated your absence from an assessment, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (this is usually in the next assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.